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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grenadier  \Gren`a*dier"\,  n.  [F.  grenadier.  See  {Grenade}.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  Originaly,  a  soldier  who  carried  and  threw 
  grenades;  afterward,  one  of  a  company  attached  to  each 
  regiment  or  battalion,  taking  post  on  the  right  of  the 
  line  and  wearing  a  peculiar  uniform.  In  modern  times,  a 
  member  of  a  special  regiment  or  corps;  as  a  grenadier  of 
  the  guard  of  Napoleon  I.  one  of  the  regiment  of  Grenadier 
  Guards  of  the  British  army,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grenadier 
  n  1:  an  infantryman  equipped  with  grenades  [syn:  {grenade  thrower}] 
  2:  deep-sea  fish  with  a  large  head  and  body  and  long  tapering 
  tail  [syn:  {rattail},  {rattail  fish}] 




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